Mining companies face lawsuits as US government rallies to their defence

Environmental group alleges lax oversight means allows Colorado, New Mexico and Montana to produce massive pollution

Coal industry representatives say lawsuits against mines in three western states could have consequences across the US as environmentalists seek changes in how mining is approved on federally owned reserves.

In civil cases unfolding in Colorado, New Mexico and Montana, the group WildEarth Guardians asserts coal companies benefited from lax oversight by federal regulators.

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